It's totally worth it to go to a curly hair salon though. They cut my hair in a way that leaves it looking awesome. My hair looks a lot better leaving a curly hair salon vs going somewhere else. I just know exactly what my hair likes and how to style it so it looks perfect, but that's hard for a salon to replicate since they're not working on MY unique hair each day. It's more important for me to get a cut that I like...then I can go home and have great hair every day. If you can I'd save up for a cut at a special curly salon. In Toronto I like the Curly Hair Institute and The Curl Ambassadors. Depending on what stylist you choose you can reduce the cost of the cut.
Originally Posted by CalamityM
I will keep this in mind when I need a hair cut in next few months. Thanks

Just wanted to open with: I wouldn't really sweat the differences in product lines with a hair dresser. When I was relaxed, I would occasionally bring products with me and I never had a stylist flatly refuse to use them on me. I have had a couple that balked a bit and then tried to sell me on the benefits of the products they use in their salon, but bottom line is that you're a paying customer so, in the end, they'll use the stuff you bring in if you request it.

With that out of the way, I have to say that I am EXTREMELY nervous about salons and I have not been to one since I stopped relaxing my hair about 2 years ago. I'm more concerned with technique (getting a bad cut, bad dye job, etc). I don't want to have to transition out of the damage that someone else does to my hair--lol I can do bad all by myself.
Originally Posted by naturalnewb
Until joining the forum, I never knew it was acceptable to bring your own products in and you could walk out when the service was bad. So I am glad to know I don't have to take it.

I understand being very nervous. After learning about curly hair I have begin to question some things said to me by some hairstylists. Last summer I was told that the reason curly hair tended to be on the dry side was because curly hair was damaged hair in need of control. When I questioned her reasoning she seemed to get a bit defensive. But a lot of people believe things like this sadly.
Hair pattern:Wavy
Texture: mainly coarse hair with some medium strands
Porosity: Normal and High porosity
Re-CGed (modified) April 2011
Cowash: Suave Ocean Breeze
Rinse Out: GF's Triple conditioner
Other products: HEBE and grapeseed oil
Occasional Shampoo: Giovanni tea tree triple treat shampoo

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